Rang De Basanti vying for a Golden Globe nomination
Rang De Basanti has received outstanding reviews by the masses and critics. The film has been appreciated both in India as well as overseas with phenomenal box-office collections. All the actors and actresses have also been commended for their performances in the film. But the star of the film is no doubt the highly talented Aamir Khan. The approximate figures at the box-office have crossed a path breaking 1.25 crores. And now the film is all set to receive more adulation and praise. Rang De Basanti will vie for a place in the nominations of the Golden Globe.
A panel including 95 team members from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will watch Rang De Basanti on 27 July. The panel is the official body that selects and shot-lists films that will be a part of the nominations. The panel will watch the film at Clarity Screening Theater in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles. Rang De Basanti will compete in the foreign language film category. The film has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala and has been directed by Rakeysh Mehra and both of them will be present at the screening.
The Golden Globes is one of Hollywood’s most prestigious awards. For any film to even make it to the nominations is an honour. There are no doubt strict criteria and procedures that are followed while short listing a film for the nominations of the Golden Globe. Every one in India will definitely be rooting for Rang De Basanti and hopefully the film will make it to the nominations. Producer Screwvala too is optimistic about a Golden Globe nomination for his film and says “Rang De Basanti has managed to strike a chord with the youth and breaks the norm of a commercial bollywood film.”
After films like Lagaan and Paheli which tried to gain recognition, it’s now the turn of Rang De Basanti to try and gain international acclaim.